Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

New torque sensor has magnetoresistive built-in speed sensor and integral, digital measurement conditioning system

The new Type 4503B dual range torque sensor from Kistler Instruments ( has a wide measurement range of 0.2 to 5,000 Nm, high resolution rotational speed/angle measurement and high speed ranges of up to 50,000 rpm.

For highly dynamic measurements the cut-off frequency of 10 kHz may be user customized by an integrated, digital, low-pass filter and the second measurement range can be flexibly scaled up to 1:10 or 1:5 of the rated torque. The new, fully scalable magnetoresistive speed and angle measurement system has a pulse frequency up to 8,192 pulses per revolution, with twin tracks displaced by 90° to provide clockwise and anticlockwise indication. A reference pulse is also available.

The fully digital, contactless signal transmission delivers a standard accuracy of 0.05 percent with ± 0 - 5/10 V DC signal outputs, an RS-232C serial data output and a USB interface.

The new, robust design is ideal for use in oil mist and other contaminated environments and overload protection of the lower range ensures reliable measurement with the greatest possible dynamics and accuracy in the most demanding industrial applications. The IP40 protection and anodised aluminium housing minimise routine maintenance needs in real world, production applications.

The new Type 4503B torque sensor provides industrial users the benefits of sensors which enable reliable measurement results and provide a solution that can be tailored to each application. Being compatible with previous versions, the new torque sensor can be integrated into existing systems with minimal effort.

More information is available on the Kistler web site at

Kistler Group
Kistler is the global leader in dynamic pressure, force, torque, and acceleration measurement. Cutting-edge technologies provide the basis for Kistler's modular systems and services.
Customers in industry, research, and development benefit from Kistler's experience as a development partner, enabling them to optimize their products and processes so as to secure sustainable competitive edge. Kistler plays a key role in the evolution of automobile production and industrial automation. Drawing on its vast application expertise and an absolute commitment to quality, Kistler drives innovations ahead in areas such as lightweight construction, vehicle safety, emission reduction, and Industry 4.0.
The Kistler Group is an independent, owner-managed Swiss corporation. Some 1 500 employees at 56 facilities worldwide are dedicated to the development of new measurement solutions, backed by individual application-specific support at the local level.
Since Kistler was founded in 1959, the company has grown hand-in-hand with its customers. In 2015, it posted revenue of GDP 231 million, about 10% of which is reinvested in innovation and research with the aim of delivering better results for every customer.

For more information, please contact :-

Kistler Instruments Ltd.
13 Murrell Green Business Park, London Road, Hook RG27 9GR
Tel: +44 (0)1256 741550
Fax: +44 (0)1256 741551

November 2016

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